The program's goal is to protect individuals who are at risk of losing their independence due to inability to manage their financial affairs. This program is delivered in three ways: money management information to help educate individuals and their caregivers; and through our volunteers, who help us as Bill Payers and with our Representative Payee program.
As the nationís older population continues to grow so does the need for financial information to help them age successfully and independently. For volunteers and professionals who work with us, and other caregivers, or for those individuals who can still manage on their own, the program provides information to educate them on budgeting, debt, consumer problems, Medicare prescription drug coverage, or financial planning.
Bill Payer volunteers provide checkbook balancing and bill paying services for persons who remain in control of their finances but need some help keeping things in order. Some clients are served on a short term basis, but the majority are served on a long term basis.
Our organization is appointed Representative Payee by a government agency to receive and manage a government benefit (such as a Social Security check) when the client has been determined to be incapable of handling his own funds. The benefit check is deposited directly to the bank account from which the payee pays the clientís bills.